First away was the infamous 5-0 gubbing in Paris. Stade de France
was pretty cool, but walking up to my seat and seeing hundreds of
blokes “forgetting” that they were wearing kilts wasn’t
First home match was Scotland v Sweden, November 1997 at Ibrox.
2. Best away trip?
Would have to be Tallinn. We got
there by Baltic Ferry from Sweden, sailing down the fjords as the
sun sets…and the most fantastic seafood buffet and pear cider
on draft! Tallinn is a beautiful place too!
Valencia was lovely, and the unforgettable kilts and clingfilm
will always make me smile! Absolutely loved Slovenia, want to go
3. Best foreign stadium visited?
Although I didn’t
really like Italy, the San Siro was pretty impressive. Also the
Mestalla in Valencia – even though they should provide bottled
oxygen when you get to the top deck!
Sokol in Ljubljana is
up there, also liked the wee underground bar in Bratislava. Can’t
remember the name… maybe Paul could fill in the blanks??? (Ed:
It's called KGB, which stands for "Bratislava Beer-Guzzlers'
Club, in Slovakian, obviously)
5. Describe your usual match-day attire
socks, boots, some form of Scotland t-shirt, occasionally pig-tails!
6. Is there anywhere you have seen Scotland play that you would like
to go back to?
19. Favourite chant/song heard at a domestic match?
It’s an old one,
but the “D - i - Canio” song always got stuck in my head.
Was fine for a while, then it really started to get annoying.
20. Best domestic pub/club?
Probably the Lowlander
in Drury Lane. One of the very few places I can drink beer –
especially ones served in half a coconut!
21. What are your pet hates?
Not as many as Bruce,
but... people who put their feet on seat on the train, people who
stop in doorways, people who have their ipods on so loud I can hear
it when I have my ipod on and am wearing the headphones that actually
go right into your ear canals, people who don’t signal when
they are turning or changing lanes on the motorway and people who
lack the common courtesy they were (hopefully!) born with.
23. Best night out ever on a TA trip? (aka the "Tuesday Night
in Graz Award")
to pin down as most trips have a good night somewhere. I recently
enjoyed the Friday night Bruce and I spent in Kafebarinn in Iceland,
just watching all these Icelandic people dance about like mentalists,
and see some poor drunk guys get heaved out the door and down about
5 steps in one smooth movement when he tried to light a cigarette.
There was no warning, just a hand on the shoulder and a frantic reach
by the said attempted smoker to grab his very expensive beer as he
flew out the door! Next up to that would probably be the evening in
Soronno, watching Paul sing karaoke, getting quite drunk and being
led onto a bus by Helen after I fell up the kerb and into a wall while
the “knife stramash” was developing. Classic!
24. You're stranded on a remote island in the Hebrides. Before the
ship went down you managed to salvage some belongings (to help you
pass the time until you're rescued) including...
book? Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit (cheating
I know as its 4 books, but who cares!).
1 magazine? In a “Have
I got News for You” stylee, I’d try for a guest publication
along the lines of “How to be Rescued from a Desert Island
Monthly” type thing. Failing that, a National Geographic or
1 film? I’d have to
go for a classic like Jaws or American Werewolf in London…
do I get to salvage an HD tv and a BluRay player as well, or am
I assuming there is one already on this remote island, along with
a power supply???
1 beer? Something Belgian,
there’s too many to choose from!
1 spirit? Vodka,
And 1 famous member of the opposite sex?
Nothing to do with looks, but it would have
to be Ray Mears (Ed: Are you
sure? Just picture Bruce with fair hair...) cause
he could build me a house, furniture, and catch and cook me my dinner
every day! Sorry, I have to be practical about these things!!!